The Garments May Vary, 2013
A collection of textiles in which the form, structure, volume, motif, and colour changes from ordinary use. It investigates the daily use of apparel and the associated movements of the wearer. It seeks to temporarily or permanently capture the traces, movements and behaviour of the wearer within the materials and surfaces of the garments. Further, the act of leaving a garment behind after undressing is of particular interest – the absence of the wearer renders the garment an abstract sculptural entity.
What is the essence of a pair of pants (if it has such a thing)? Certainly not that crisp and well-pressed object to be found on department-store racks; rather, that clump of fabric on the floor, negligently dropped there when the boy stepped out of them, careless, lazy, indifferent. The essence of an object has some relation with its destruction: not necessarily what remains after it has been used, but what is thrown away as being of no use. –Roland Barthes
The garments are balancing on the border of wearability and abstraction. Even though each of the garments is based on ordinary, wearable patterns, the almost sculptural pieces irritate the idea of a conventional garment through their surfaces, volume and materials. They go beyond the conventional definition of a garment and allow a close examination of their essence (if they have such a thing).
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Concept and Design Nadine Goepfert, Patterns in collaboration with Lisa HaagPhotography Sanna Helena Berger, Hair & Make-Up Maike Bokma, Models Alma Reuter (Viva), Lisa (Izaio) & Kristin Keil (Viva)